Tis’ the season! I had a lot of fun creating this holiday themed newborn portrait, with one sweet little boy that visited the studio this month for his newborn session.
A little about this image. I didn’t photograph it this way. This was a composite. I found this lovely digital backdrop and purchased it through a seller on Etsy.com. I knew I had the perfect little one to nestle up into this little deer nook. This was actually new to me. I have never tried to do a composite like this before. The last time I worked on one was over a year ago when I created a special portrait for our youngest, who we call “Bear”. You may have seen it.
I wanted to create something special for my audience and this family. So I sat down one night and worked on it until I couldn’t any longer. I wasn’t prepared for it to take two hours, but I finally completed the image and I am so over the moon with it. It was worth the time investment, for sure! I won’t bore you with the steps I took to create this final image, but I did want to point out one detail so easily missed. Look at the deer’s little nose. I am sure Santa will love this one.
It’s been quite a busy December. I had planned to take the month off and spend it with my family. My business had other plans for me. I am so fortunate I have been able to balance all of the newborns I have photographed this month, and to still spend special quality time with my husband and our three little ones. This weekend our oldest is turning 8 and we have a fun filled weekend planned! Next weekend I think we’ll make cookies together in preparation for Santa’s visit. I wish he would eat more of them when he stops on over, I am always left with a full container. And of course all that does is make me start brainstorming New Year’s resolutions that I probably should do!
I haven’t been blogging lately. I think I write that often. I am sorry. I get busy and put it on the back burner. I am sorry I am unable to blog each and every baby, or family I photograph. I try, I need a clone to help me out. A few extra hands would be nice I suppose. But then, there is also the matter that I often don’t know what to blog about. What do you want to read about? What would be helpful for my audience that takes the time to read these posts? If you have ideas, or topics you’d love to hear more about, let me know! I am completely open to suggestions!
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